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Gates and Rowan's Nonepileptic Seizures with DVD-ROM [With DVD ROM]


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Foreword; Part I. Recognition, Diagnosis, and Impact: 1. Epidemiology and classification of nonepileptic seizures; 2. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: historical overview; 3. The burden of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) in context: PNES and medically unexplained symptoms; 4. Clinical features and the role of video-EEG monitoring; 5. Co-morbidity of epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: diagnostic considerations; 6. Nonepileptic paroxysmal neurologic and cardiac events; 7. Parasomnias: epileptic/nonepileptic parasomnia interface; 8. The use of hypnosis and linguistic analysis to discriminate between patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and patients with epilepsy; 9. Diagnostic issues in children; 10. Diagnostic issues in the elderly; Part II. Culture, Cognition and Personality Clusters: 11. Cultural aspects of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 12. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: why women?; 13. Use of neuropsychological and personality testing to identify adults with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 14. Cognitive complaints and their relationship to neuropsychological function in adults with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 15. Health related quality of life: utility and limitation in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 16. Legal medicine considerations related to nonepileptic seizures; Part III. Psychiatric and neuropsychological Considerations in Children and Adolescents: 17. Psychiatric features and management of children with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 18. Neuropsychological and psychological aspects of children presenting with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 19. Adolescents' and parents' perceptions of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 20. Munchausen Syndrome; Part IV. Psychiatric Considerations in Adults: 21. Classification of nonepileptic seizures; 22. Post-traumatic stress disorder, abuse and trauma: relationships to psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 23. Comorbidities in psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: mood, anxiety and personality disorders; Part V. Treatment Considerations: 24. Historical approaches to treatments for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 25. Managing psychogenic nonepileptic seizures in patients with epilepsy; 26. Models of care: the roles of nurses and social workers in the diagnosis and management of patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 27. Who should treat psychogenic nonepileptic seizures?; 28. Designing treatment plans based on etiology of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 29. Cognitive behavioral treatments; 30. Group psychotherapy treatment for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 31. Hypnosis in the treatment of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 32. Pharmacological treatments for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; 33. Family therapy for patients diagnosed with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures; Appendix; Index.

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This book aids clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of both child and adult patients with this neuropsychiatric disorder, with DVD.

About the Author

Steven C. Schachter is Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Director of NeuroTechnology, CIMIT, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. W. Curt LaFrance Jr is Director of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital and Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Neurology, Brown Medical School.


'... this book represents the reference in the field of PNES, and should be purchased by every caregiver who is confronted with this entity.' European Neurology
'If you are interested in reading only one book and getting a very high level of expertise on the topic of nonepileptic seizures, then this is the book to read.' Sanjay K. Jain, MD, Epilepsy and Behavior

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